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BNP activists on Tuesday set fire to a motorbike and vandalised a number of vehicles as police obstructed their procession in Bakshibazar area of Dhaka. Photo : TBT

Cops lob tear shells to disperse BNP demo

Cops lob tear shells to disperse BNP demo

  DHAKA : Law enforcers dispersed a demonstration of BNP leaders and activists with tear gas near Doel intersection as they tried to bring a procession from the main entrance of High Court on Tuesday afternoon, reports UNB. Witnesses said police intercepted the BNP procession near Doel intersection and dispersed them by lobbying tear shells. […]

BNP activists on Tuesday set fire to a motorbike and vandalised a number of vehicles as police obstructed their procession in Bakshibazar area of Dhaka. Photo : TBT

Maximum 15 SIM cards allowed for one user

DHAKA : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) secretary Sarwar Alam on Tuesday said that a user will now be allowed to use maximum 15 SIM cards with his/her national identity (NID) card, reports UNB. This is a three-time increase from the government’s last decision of allowing up to five SIM cards for each user. Earlier […]

On the last day (Tuesday) of Prime Minister's state visit in Cambodia, Prince Norodom Raanarid met with the her at Nompen Hotel Sofitel. Photo : Star Mail

PM for increasing connectivity among Asian nations

  PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the importance of increasing connectivity and cooperation among Asian nations in the interest of the people of this region. The Prime Minister came up with the views when former Cambodian Prime Minister and President of Funcinpec, a Cambodian royal party, Norodom Ranariddh met […]


Khaleda gets bail in 2 graft cases

DHAKA : A special court granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the two graft cases – Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust- here on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. Dhaka Special Court-5 Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman passed the order in response to bail petitions. Khaleda Zia yesterday surrendered before the makeshift court of Special […]


524 cases filed against unfit, unlicensed vehicles in city

DHAKA : A total of 524 cases were filed during a drive launched by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) against unfit and unlicensed vehicles from November 19 to 30, reports BSS “The DSCC filed 524 cases during the drive against unfit and unlicensed vehicles from November 19 to November 30. An amount of Taka 14, […]

The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam tells reporters on Sunday. Photo : Internet

Charge sheet in café attack case by this month: Monirul

DHAKA : Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) Monirul Islam on Sunday said that the charge sheet in Holey Artisan café attack case will be submitted by this month, reports UNB. A total of five accused in the case have already been arrested and all of them gave confessional statement, he said […]

A Cambodian girl presented a bouquet to the Prime Minister when she alighted from the aircraft. Photo : Star Mail

Warm welcome to Hasina as she arrives in Phnom Penh

  PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA) : A red carpet was rolled out as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Sunday afternoon on a three-day official visit to Cambodia at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, reports UNB. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed […]

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With mayor’s death, city lost a civic crusader

   DHAKA :  Dhaka city dwellers have lost a civic crusader with the death of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq. He will be long remembered as a great visionary and for his good works and wisdom, said urban experts and green activists, reports UNB. They said despite being elected mayor with the […]

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PM conveys condolence to death of maestro Bari Siddiqui

TBT Report: Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the demise of folksinger, lyricist and flautist Bari Siddiqui. She has condoled in her message recalling the outshining   contributions of Bari Siddiqui to enrich the country’s cultural arena, reports BSS. “We countrymen have lost a popular folk singer in his demise … as long […]

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2 lakh more Rohingyas to enter BD in coming weeks: IRC

DHAKA : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has said it expects a further 200,000 new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar in coming weeks- bringing the total Rohingya population to over one million – only exacerbating an already unimaginable humanitarian crisis, reports UNB. A recent nutrition survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar, led by […]

Google Doodle celebrates Humayun Ahmed’s 70th birthday

DHAKA : Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage, celebrating the life of prolific Bangla writer Humayun Ahmed on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary, reports UNB. Humayun Ahmed (13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, lecturer. His breakthrough […]


Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army : UN

DHAKA : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on Sunday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from survivors, including gang-rape of women by multiple soldiers, reports UNB. “One survivor described being held in captivity by the Myanmar armed forces for 45 days when she was raped […]

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Chief Justice Sinha finally quits

DHAKA : Amid various speculations and row over the Supreme Court’s 16th amendment verdict, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, now abroad, has finally stepped down, reports UNB. President Abdul Hamid received his resignation letter, said his press secretary Joynal Abedin on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the […]

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Khulna-Kolkata passenger train to deepen Dhaka-Delhi ties: Prime Minister

DHAKA : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the new passenger train link between Kolkata and Khulna will strengthen the ties between the two countries, reports BSS. She expressed happiness over the introduction of the new train – Bandhan Express – between the two countries and recollected the traditional bonding with Bangladesh. The […]

No trace yet of missing NSU teacher

DHAKA : Police are yet to trace North South University (NSU) teacher Dr Mobashwer Hossain who went missing on Tuesday, reports UNB. Anwar Hossain, deputy commissioner (Motijheel Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said although they are yet to find out Dr Mobashwer Hossain but progress has been made in the investigation. Law enforcers are trying their […]

SC dismisses Khaleda’s plea to examine 11 PWs in graft case

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday dismissed a petition of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to allow defence to examine nine prosecution witnesses (PWs) and re-examine two more in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports BSS. A five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah […]

Khulna-Kolkata train service flagged off

DHAKA : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday put emphasis on further strengthening relationships among the neigbouring countries for ensuring their growth and prosperity, reports UNB. “From the very beginning I have been convinced that with the leaders of the neighboring countries there should be relationship like neighbours,” he said while jointly flagging off […]

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UN spl envoy in BD to asses trends of sexual violence against Rohingyas

DHAKA : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is now visiting Bangladesh to better understand the patterns and trends of the sexual violence related to the conflict in Myanmar, reports UNB. The Special Representative has already visited several field locations, including the Bangladesh-Myanmar border itself. She will […]